JEDI Contract Proves That Trump Is The Creepy Uncle Of The Establishment Family.
The conventional telling of the the story is that Donald Trump is a monster, yet distinct from the establishment. Sure he supports tax cuts for the rich but he's a distinct authoritarian menace who will sometimes use this nebulous right wing populism to be an outsider. It's total bullshit.
Any populist statement that Donald Trump randomly made came from policies supported by the left. Of course, he has never followed up on any of it. The truth is he is the most establishment presidential candidate and president ever. The media claimed that a man who says wages are to high and lives in a golden mansion in the sky is a populist. Media bias in his favor, check. Only his immigration policies are out of lockstep with the rest of the establishment. His tariffs do have some support in the business community (especially in relation to China.) Absolute service to the status quo in Washington, check. He's also a Hollywood celebrity and trust fund baby. Totally not self made, check. He's never succeeded at anything that required actual merit. He's failed upward, check.
His administration is the perfect balance to the conservative oligarchical establishment. Lots of Koch network appointees in his administration from the tea party wing, his cabinet including Elaine Chao, Alex Azar, Betsy Devos former Goldmanite Steve Mnuchin and other executives and wealthy donors from the chamber of commerce wing. and the cherry on top is the record number of lobbyists appointed to administration positions. Everybody get a post. Jobs not mobs baby!!!
Despite all his tweeting, Trump has never taken action against a business that criticized or otherwise displeased him. Nothing has been done to JP Morgan Chase, the NFL, Nike, Comcast (who own NBC), Harley Davidson, General Motors, New York Times, or Washington Post. The only time his administration tried anything was a half-hearted lawsuit to stop a merger by AT&T and CNN. The lawsuit failed.
Then there is Amazon. Despite his frequent tweets against Jeff Bezos, Amazon, and the Washington Post, his administration seeks to enrich them with record breaking handouts. In response to ever increasing amounts of lobbying, they have received a contract to run a portal for all online government purchases. Furthermore, they are the front runner to obtain the JEDI contract, which is all cloud computing for the Department of Defense. It's estimated to be about $10 billion and was apparently written with requirements so specific, that only Amazon is believed to be able to meet them. If Trump truly hates Amazon and Jeff Bezos, he has a strange way of showing it.
If the establishment were a family, he's be the creepy uncle who molested his nephews and nieces. As horrible as that is, he's still part of the family. No matter how they mistreat him, he can't stop loving them and rewarding them. SAD!!!!! BABY!!!!!